This Day in History

28 Oct

Oct 1900 – Halloween was reported as “exceptionally quiet” with only two arrests made. Boys had soaped the track of the Rural Cemetery car line, and a brass cannon was found on the Capitol lawn in front of the women’s building at Willamette University with its muzzle pointing toward Professor Seely’s music department.

Crew of Asylum Ave. Line car 4 in front of Catholic Youth Bldg.,

Crew of Asylum Ave Line, ca. 1889. Courtesy of Oregon Historical Society.

Ben Maxwell’s Salem, Oregon: Nuggets of History from the Salem Capital Journal. pg. 55.


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